Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria, on attack on a school in Daraa
UNICEF deplores yesterday’s attack on the “That al-Netaqeen” primary school in the city of Daraa which killed five school children, aged between four and 16, and left 15 other children injured. The conflict in Syria has plummeted to such lows that children are now risking their lives just to attend school.
A Day in the Sign of Water
The day starts with clean water and concludes with clean water. Together with NGO partner ACTED we visit two of the 25 emergency shelters where some of the families whose homes have been destroyed by Matthew found refuge. An average of 250 to 500 people stay in each location, cohabitating on very little space. Ensuring clean water and appropriate hygiene conditions is more crucial than ever to avoid epidemics.
Five in six children under two not getting enough nutrition for growth and brain development - UNICEF
Five in six children under two years old are not fed enough nutritious food for their age, depriving them of the energy and nutrients they need at the most critical time in their physical and cognitive development, according to a new UNICEF report.
Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria, on children killed in Aleppo
Yesterday’s attack near the Hatem Al Taai primary school in Aleppo city killed four children and injured three others. The children were on their way to school in the morning hours when mortars hit the area.
It’s time to end child poverty in Canada
Globally, nearly 385 million children live in extreme poverty. This is a staggering number to comprehend. Children in rich countries are also poor. Some are deprived of basic conditions for good child development like safe housing and adequate nutrition, but generally to be a poor child in a rich country is a matter of social exclusion that preys on the mind as well as the body. It leads to poorer mental and physical health, more difficult relationships and diminished dreams. It’s also unnecessary and unfair.
Keep children safe in Mosul operation, UNICEF says
More than half a million children and their families in Mosul will be at extreme risk in the coming weeks, UNICEF warned today as a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city gets under way.
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